‘The Last of Us Part II’: New Trailer & Release Date; Ellie Out for Revenge in Highly Anticipated Game Sequel

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A big new trailer has arrived for The Last of Us Part II, unveiling a lot more of the highly-anticipated game sequel.

Not only do we have an in-your-face new trailer that will most certainly hype the many waiting for this game with bated breath, we also finally have a release date: February 21, 2020.

The trailer also came with a statement from the game’s co-director, Neil Druckman. But before you scroll down to read what he had to say, check out the trailer, which unveils the path of vengeance that Ellie will be heading on. There’s a pretty big plot point on offer that makes this trailer a follow-up of sorts to that one released over a year ago. As you’d expect, this game is looking heartbreaking, oh-so brutal, and brilliant.

We can’t freakin’ wait for this.

Said The Last of Us Part II co-director Neil Druckman, who crafted it with Kurt Margenau and Anthony Newman:

“Thank you for being patient with us. Very patient. Even though we’ve been eager to share more about The Last of Us Part II and tell you its release date, we wanted to wait until we were close to wrapping up production and we were confident in the date itself. We have a bunch of new stuff to share with you today… starting with the fact that on February 21, 2020 the Last of Us Part II can finally be in your hands.

 

We began working on this game over five years ago. It’s hard to describe the immense pressure of following up the first game. We know how much you love this world and its characters — especially Ellie and Joel. Believe me, we’re fans as well. We love them. Which is why we spent years crafting a game that we feel will do them justice, telling a nuanced story that deals with the core question: how far would you go to exact justice against the people that hurt the ones you love? It’s a highly emotional story with complex themes that befit the world of The Last of Us. What we realized pretty early on is that we were putting together Naughty Dog’s most ambitious and longest game in our 35 year history. To tell this kind of story the game needed to be massive. Without spoiling too much, at the top of this post you can watch the brand-new trailer that we debuted earlier today on State of Play, which just scratches the surface of what the game has in store.”

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